When we provide dental services and Perth dental implant treatments, we want you to always know that we are adhering strictly to the most stringent sanitation standards in the industry to keep you safe. These sanitation standards are mandatory for every dentist across Australia. We would like to give you an idea of what to expect when you walk into our office and why it’s so important.
Infection Control 101
Infection control procedures are there to protect you against the possible spread of viruses, bacteria and fungi. Without proper procedures, microorganisms can spread from one patient to another. Infections can also be transferred to a patient by a dentist or another staff member. The only way to stop the spread of infections is to make sure that microorganisms are controlled.
The best way to stop the spread of infections is to understand the basic techniques and principles that govern infection control and then set up a foolproof system that makes it easy to control the spread of infectious agents. The system includes a protocol of procedures that are easily implemented and executed. This requires training and monitoring of dental staff.
It also involves keeping up to date on all infectious diseases such as influenza, treatment-resistant infections and how to take the necessary precautions to ensure safety from them.
Safe Family Dentistry
At Joondalup City Dental, we take this responsibility seriously. Remember that infectious agents can be spread by contact with contaminated instruments, from person to person or when patient care devices are used by more than one patient. Any surface in the office that is not regularly decontaminated can be a breeding ground for infectious agents.
So, how do we keep you safe? We adhere to the strictest personal hygiene procedures. We limit the possibility of surface contamination by infectious agents. We use disposable products whenever possible. We use pre-procedural rinsing of the mouth and then put in rubber dams before starting the procedures. We do whatever we can do to make you safe.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we encourage you to discuss these matters with an appropriately qualified health practitioner.